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Cracked lcd Is it possible to repair a cracked lcd?

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  • jsmcginley Oct 11, 2008

    Yes, but the crack occured due to the laptop being picked up by the lid right at the latch. The cracks

    run diagonal to the left and right and look like ivy. When I removed the top and bezel lo and behold there was the circuit board with a large label saing "Do Not Press". With the XP start up page you can' tell unit you open Excel or Word with the white backround.

  • jsmcginley Oct 12, 2008

    Hello.....?

  • jsmcginley Oct 14, 2008

    Exactly what I was looking for in an answer. I appreciate the detail in theory of operation as to why it cannot be repaired. Thank you!

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No..... it is not possible to repair a cracked lcd....
Let me explain why....
The LCD panel is more than 1 layer... the sides and top/bottom have contact strips that the pixel grid connects to it is not just a piece of glass that magically shows an image.. also.. it is connected to a circuit board which wraps over the top and sits on the backside of the backlight...this Ribbon tape that connects the lcd panel to the circuit board is integrated into the Lcd panel itself... and has magnetic tape and contacts integrated into it as well... these cannot simply be ripped off or removed and switched...
Nor can you simply put a patch kit on the LCD to fix the crack.... Once it cracks, it will slowly grow in size and spread....
You can however change the front glare sheets and polarized sheets that overlay/underlay the lcd panel .. this is done to remove scratches and blemishes and such....

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